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Zimbabwes Biggest Daily Online Newspaper – Mahoso Threatens Financial Gazette Zimbabwe Daily News

Media and Information Commission chairman Tafataona Mahoso has threatened the Financial Gazette after the paper refused to retract a story alleging the involvement of the notorious CIO in the operations of the regulatory body.


January 29, 2006 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

Succession Speculation Swirls as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Approaches 82

By Chinedu Offor
20 January 2006

Reports that President Robert Mugabe visited a Johannesburg hospital, his upcoming 82nd birthday and recent comments from Vice President Joyce Mujuru have nurtured speculation as to who will succeed Zimbabwe’s sole leader since independence.


January 29, 2006 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

The Zimbabwe Independent – ‘Tsvangirai boycotted senate after secret meeting with General Mujuru’

Zimbabwe Independent -20th Jan 2006

THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) faction led by party deputy leader Gibson Sibanda yesterday claimed Morgan Tsvangirai, now in charge of a rival faction, decided to boycott the senate election after a meeting with former army commander retired General Solomon Mujuru.


January 20, 2006 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

VOA News – Zimbabwean VP Joyce Mujuru Reveals Independent Streak

By Chinedu Offor
18 January 2006

Zimbabwean Vice President Joyce Mujuru appeared to be staking out some new and surprisingly independent positions in a televised interview Tuesday, declaring among other things that she will “not stand on a shaky stool and reach for the presidency” though she is thought to be President Robert Mugabe’s handpicked successor.


January 18, 2006 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

Zimbabwes Biggest Daily Online Newspaper – Acting President Admits Rot In Zanu PF Zimbabwe Daily News

Acting President Joice Mujuru has admitted for the first time that corruption is deeply entrenched in her Zanu PF party, blasting her colleagues in government for propping up their lifestyles with stinking riches while the majority Zimbabweans are battling to eke out a living. Mujuru, who is currently holding fort at Munhumutapa Building while President Mugabe is on leave, blasted her Zanu PF colleagues for being driven by corruption, greed and individualism in pursuit of self-centred business.

Joyce Mujuru, 49, a ruthless supporter of the government’s purge of white farmers, has been the unexpected beneficiary of a Zanu-PF reshuffle dubbed “the night of the long knives” by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. Mujuru has the added advantage of a powerful husband — Solomon Mujuru, the former head of the army. The Mujurus live on a 3,500-acre requisitioned farm, Alamein, 45 miles south of Harare, which has been found by the Supreme Court in Zimbabwe to have been illegally requisitioned from the farm owner.

Times Article:,,2089-1388612,00.html

Mujuru, along with his Wife, Joyce Mujuru and numerous other Zanu PF party members are the subjects of US personal sanctions, imposed against them by the US government


January 13, 2006 at 4:55 pm Leave a comment

Zimbabwes Biggest Daily Online Newspaper – Mugabe Revises Retirement Plans As Joice Mujuru Fails To Garner Support Zimbabwe Daily News

Joyce MujuruPresident Robert Mugabe will run for another presidential term if his favoured successor, Vice President Joice Mujuru, fails to garner unanimous support within the ruling Zanu PF , authoritative official sources said this week.


January 12, 2006 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Zanu PF faction moves to ring-fence Mugabe in succession war – From Zim Online (SA), 5 January

Harare – President Robert Mugabe will have a new spokesman and security staff appointed by his ruling Zanu PF party in what insiders was an attempt by a faction of the party controlled by powerful former army general Solomon Mujuru to consolidate influence on the ageing President…


January 5, 2006 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

The rise to power …

Beyond Tsholotsho and Chiyangwa


WHILE the media have diligently covered the story of Zimbabwe’s Information Minister, Jonathan Moyo’s dwindling political fortunes following the ill-fated Tsholotsho meeting, the tone and line of reporting have generally tended to weigh down or ignore the real crux of the matter.

A much deeper analysis tracking the advent of “Tsholotsho” down to President Mugabe’s quarrelsome brand of politics and to his corrosive hold on the Zimbabwean body politic is evidently lacking, consequently handing the Zimbabwean ruler Mugabe unintended kudos in the process.


November 26, 2005 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

Joyce and Solomon Mujuru BOTH on US/ International Sanctions List

author/source:US Department of the Treasury
published:Wed 23-Nov-2005

Executive Order – Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe

What You Need To Know About U.S. Sanctions

INTRODUCTION – On March 7, 2003, as a result of actions and policies by certain members of the government of Zimbabwe, and its supporters to undermine democratic institutions and processes in Zimbabwe, President Bush issued Executive Order 13288 imposing sanctions against specifically identified individuals and entities in Zimbabwe. On November 23, 2005, the President issued a new Executive Order superseding E.O. 13288. The new Executive Order expands the list of sanctions targets to include immediate family members of any designated individual of the Zimbabwe sanctions, as well as those persons providing assistance to any sanctions target. Providing statutory authority for these sanctions is the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”), the National Emergencies Act and sections 301 of title 3 of the United States Code.

This fact sheet provides general information about the Zimbabwe sanctions program imposed by the new Executive Order and administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).


November 23, 2005 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

A Bulletin from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, November 23, 2005.

A Bulletin from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, November 23, 2005.

A new Executive Order, BLOCKING PROPERTY OF ADDITIONAL PERSONS UNDERMINING DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES OR INSTITUTIONS IN ZIMBABWE, has been issued recertifying some of the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) previously designated under the Zimbabwe program. All of these recertified names will appear as changes in OFAC’s SDN Changes files. However, not all of these recertified names have actually changed.


November 23, 2005 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

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